COVID-19 & Asian America
Dr. Ji-Yeon O. Jo will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Asian America and lessons we can draw from the history of Asian American struggles
About this Event
Ji-Yeon O. Jo is Director of the Carolina Asia Center and Associate Professor of Korean Studies program in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She teaches courses such as advanced Korean language, modern Korean history and society, Korean diasporas, and Asian American experiences. Her research interests include diaspora and transnational migration, ethnic return migration, and diaspora cinema with a specific focus on ethnic Koreans.
Her first book, "Homing: An Affective Topography of Ethnic Korean Return Migration” was published by the University of Hawai‘i Press in 2017 and addresses some of the most vexing and pressing issues of contemporary transnational migration―citizenship, cultural belonging, language, and family relationships―and highlights their affective dimensions.
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